The average salary for a Public Relations (PR) Officer is $44,356 per year.
Public Relations (PR) Officer Total Pay (?
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$28,719 - $103,341
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100K
MEDIAN: $44,356
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Public Relations (PR) Officer Total Pay (?
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$11.15 - $64.11
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$28,719 - $103,341  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,456  
Total Pay (?
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$28,125 - $107,156  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $64.11  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,456  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$28,125 - $107,156  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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Job Description for Public Relations (PR) Officer
Public relations (PR) officer jobs are typically classified as marketing or communications positions. Public relations officers are responsible for planning, developing, and implementing marketing and communication strategies for an organization. They are also responsible for presenting these strategies to the organization’s clients, stakeholders, and the general public. A public relations officer’s main objective is to communicate with the media and other outside news and press organizations to ensure that all media communications regarding the company are positive. This position is present in many different industries, including hospitals, businesses, universities, construction firms, law firms, manufacturing facilities, and many others. The public relations officer is also responsible for writing speeches and public presentations; preparing visual aids, press releases, and news releases; compiling and distributing media press kits; and organizing public events.
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Pay by Experience Level for Public Relations (PR) Officer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 41%
Late-Career
up arrow 36%
National Average
$45,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
21%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 21%
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